Bidding Begins for Big Sky Farms

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Quebec-based Olymel has officially made a bid for Big Sky Farms, the Saskatchewan-based hog producer that recently entered receivership.

Olymel has made a bid of $65 million to purchase the company. If successful, it’s likely operations would not change significantly, as Olymel processed much of Big Sky’s production.

While this is the only current bid, other companies have until November 9, 2012 to jump in. Reports peg Big Sky’s debt at between $69 and $75 million.

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